15 May 2018
Jewel Baker is a high school sophomore who we first met when she was a fifth grader at Poe Classical School. She represented Poe at one of our city-wide Dance-Off events and was nominated to join our scholarship program, the DwC All-Stars. Since then, she has been one of our most reliable and [...]Read more Jewel Makes Her Choreographic Debut
13 Dec 2017
Denita Inez, the Director of Outreach, talks below about what it means lead the DwC All-Stars. “I joined Dancing With Class 7 years ago. I have always wanted to work with an organization that taught dance to young people because I knew the power of social dance. The past years of working [...]Read more Miss Denita talks about what it means to teach the DwC All-Stars
7 Dec 2017
Hello my name is Eli, (pictured with her is fellow All-Star Elliot) and this is my second year in the Dancing with Class All-Stars program. Being an All-Star really changed my summer because before my summers were boring. If we didn’t go out with the family, I didn’t go out at all. [...]Read more Find out what being a DwC All-Star means to a CPS student!
4 May 2017
Teaching a recent core program, one of my students, K, would gradually drift away from the circle during the lesson. I couldn’t tell at first what was going on for him – was he disinterested? Or shy? But I continued to invite him back into the circle to come join us. We got to the […]Read more Learning to Lead
10 Apr 2017
One of the main facets of the DWC curriculum is teaching the students about respect. What it means to treat others with respect, and how to show respect to others by dancing with them. This idea sounds simple and self-evident, but teaching ballroom dance to 5th graders, where boys and girls [...]Read more Can Dance Promote World Peace?